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County orders Occupy SLO to leave courthouse grounds

County officials ordered Occupy SLO protesters to stop spending the night at the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse property, where they've been encamped for the past two weeks. Officials posted letters signed by SLO County Administrator Jim Grant at the encampment... (Continue reading)

Click! California Photo Festival, event photos section two

The second annual Click! California Photo Festival is the largest photography event on the Central Coast. More than 200 photography buffs attended the five-day event that included more than 170 classes, workshops, seminars, countywide photo shoots and networking events. Find... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo motel tied to British murder case

A British tabloid is reporting that U.S. marshals are investigating a link between San Luis Obispo and a sensational murder trial in England. [Daily Mail] Vincent Tabak, a 33-year-old Dutch architectual engineer, is accused of strangling to death Joanna Yeates,... (Continue reading)

Auditor finds sex offenders living in foster homes

The California State Auditor discovered more than 1,000 sex offenders have the same addresses as licensed foster homes, according to a report released Thursday by the state auditor. In July, the auditor asked Social Services to investigate the address matches.... (Continue reading)

We need a commonsense guest worker program

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY A report on our Citizen wine grape picking crew. After a “Call to Arms” for local unemployed citizens to pick grapes that started in our monthly column in the Avila Community News and our blog inthevines.com,... (Continue reading)

Money’s tight, just like Matosantos

This state’s financial problems are staggering, and apparently so was the finance director. Ana Matosantos, who heads the state’s Finance Department, was arrested early Friday for DUI after Sacramento police noticed her car weaving near the Capitol. Her 2004 Acura... (Continue reading)

Oceano opposes proposed dune regulations

The Oceano Community Services District voted 4-0 to send a letter to county air regulators opposing proposed rules that place fines on the state for not improving air quality at the dunes. [Tribune] Board members voiced concerns over the effect... (Continue reading)

Billy Idol is money at the Chumash

By COLIN JONES If there was anyone born to be a rock star, it’s gotta be Billy Idol. I mean this guy’s DNA from persona to attitude to music spells it out completely. But the lifestyle can be a bit... (Continue reading)

Click! California Photo Festival, event photos

The second annual Click! California Photo Festival is the largest photography event on the Central Coast. More than 200 photography buffs attended the five-day event that included more than 170 classes, workshops, seminars, countywide photo shoots and networking events. Find... (Continue reading)

Were police slow to respond to 911 call?

A mountain biker on a path frequented by families and hikers had to wait about a half hour for law enforcement to show up to a 911 call of a dead, battered body he discovered at the base of Cerro... (Continue reading)